Mobile Gaming – An Exercise in Frustration


One of the many frustrations I have as a gamer with a smart phone is that of untapped potential. I hold in my pocket a device more powerful than many of the consoles I grew up playing, and want nothing more than the ideal first brought on by hand-held gaming systems: I want a worthwhile gaming interface with decent games to keep me entertained when I have some down time.

Instead what I’m presented with is awkward control schemes, nonexistent peripheral support, and a marketplace that is the equivalent of monkeys throwing feces against the wall.

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